Why Pekka Rinne should win the Vezina Trophy

Written by Dan Greene This year’s competition for the coveted Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s top goaltender during the regular season, is as tight and fierce as ever. Two of the finalists, Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo, have been nominated previously and Thomas has already won the trophy. Also, both of these elite goaltenders

Assault steeled Nashville Predator’s Pekka Rinne for NHL success

The words sound so strange when they come out of Pekka Rinne’s mouth. “Pepper spray,” the Nashville Predators goaltender says with a slight cringe and shakes his head. And at that moment, the fear from the summer of 2006 comes back to Rinne. He was the victim of an assault by a pizzeria owner in

Pekka Rinne, from NashVegas to Las Vegas

Next week we have the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, with local hockey player Dierks Bentley providing the entertainment (sorry Buddy, no Chaka Khan for you this year), and the Nashville Predators will be front & center with nominees in several major categories. One of those, of course, is Pekka Rinne, and yesterday he held

Pekka Rinne Speaks with the Media After Returning from Vancouver

Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne speaks on the tarmac at the Nashville Airport after returning from their 4-3 win in game five in Vancouver on Saturday night. <object width=”450″ height=”367″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/w59oR3DNb_0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US”></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/w59oR3DNb_0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”450″ height=”367″ allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true”></embed></object>

Rinne understands significance of Saturday’s win

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has been around the organization long enough to know what is a signature moment in franchise history. He knew going into Rogers Arena on Saturday that Game 5 against the Canucks was a big one because it was the first time in Predators’ history that they were facing elimination in

Nashville’s Rinne Leaving His Mark On The Second Round

The individual standout performances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs have only just begun. It’s still too soon to tell if the four conference semifinals currently going on will extend quite as long as the majority of the first-round series did, but there have already been a handful of dramatic moments and the potential exists for

Vezina Candidate Pekka Rinne Dominate In 2-1 Victory Over Canucks

After Pekka Rinne made several spectacular saves in the extra periods, Nick Spaling took Suter’s entry pass and fed the puck cross-ice to Halischuk. He quickly snapped a shot over a sprawling defender and the glove of Luongo, giving the Predators the win that got them back into the first second-round series in team history.